HUDDERSFIELD Town fans are to be given the chance to ban smoking at the Galpharm Stadium.
Supporters queueing to get into this weekend's clash with local rivals Doncaster - expected to attract a huge crowd - will be quizzed on their views on smoking in the stadium.
Club secretary Ann Hough said there had been a lot of debate around the country about smoking.
"As a result of the new Government Bill which outlaws smoking in certain places you will not be able to smoke in concession stand areas," she said.
"But rather than just make our own minds up we thought we would ask the fans for their views."
Ann, who sits on a Football League committee examining smoking, said other grounds had already banned it.
"At grounds like Chelsea's Stamford Bridge smoking is already barred," she said.
"Only recently at Leicester they gave their fans a say.
"At half-time fans were told to hold up coloured cards to either show their thoughts on whether to stop smoking in the stadium.
"Overwhelmingly there was a sea of red which meant fans wanted smoking banned."
But rather than the club making a sweeping decision, the Huddersfield club is keen for fans to have their say.
Ann added: "There are still a lot of people who smoke, so we think it should be up to the fans to decide."
Smoking in football grounds caused one of the worst fire disasters ever seen in Britain.
On May 11, 1985, the antiquated stand at Bradford City's Valley Parade stand was engulfed by fire. The blaze claimed the lives of 56 supporters and about 265 were injured.
The cause of the fire is thought to have been the accidental dropping of a match or a cigarette stubbed out in a polystyrene cup and the resulting fire was fuelled by rubbish underneath the wooden stand.
Huddersfield Smoking Advice Service manager Lorraine Bradbury said she was looking forward to finding out people's views.
"It is National No Smoking Day on March 8 and Huddersfield Town are supporting that.
"We are going to speak to fans and find out their attitudes about smoking.
"There are many grounds which are now smoke free and this is the way things are going."
* The changes would only affect Huddersfield Town fixtures.
The Huddersfield Giants are also considering consulting fans on whether to stub out smoking.
It is expected they will put the issue to fans in a forthcoming game.